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10 Part Marking Essentials for the Auto Industry

The challenge for today’s automotive manufacturers is in producing high quality, zero defect parts with 100% traceability while lowering production costs per part. In terms of parts marking, TLM offers high-end laser technology that can meet all these demands. Here’s how:

  1. FOBA marking lasers

 FOBA gave been developing laser marking systems for 35 years. The company provides advanced laser and application expertise and its name is synonymous with innovatory customer specific solutions. FOBA has long specialised in meeting automotive industry needs and has been the winner of several automotive marking benchmarks over the last two years. TLM Laser is FOBA’s product partner in the UK and Ireland.

  1. Permanent Traceability

  • Full control of marking process (with vision)
  • Production data logging
  • Code and Optical Character Verification (OCV) (with vision)

Laser marking auto parts

  1. Comprehensive Customer Support

  • Acceptance Packages including customer specific end tests
  • Customized mechanical and software engineering in order to meet customer specific requirements and challenges.
  • Dedicated lifecycle services including:
  • Service Care Packages
  • Remote diagnostics and monitoring of equipment
  • Spare parts availability
  • On-site customer training
  1. Easy Integration

  • Seamless integration capability for easy adaption to production and data processing environments
  • Connects to PLCs, host computer systems and industrial protocols
  • Built-in software/ERP interfaces
  • Customized software solutions
  • Standard 19-inch controller and PC
  • Compact mechanical design
  1. High Quality Marking

  • Universally applicable laser systems can mark complete range of automotive industry materials
  • Multiple wavelengths (fiber, CO2, UV)
  • Creation of durable, counterfeit-safe, highly precise sharp-contour characters, machine readable codes and other formats
  1. High Speed, High Throughput

  • High-speed marking heads for fast, economic automotive parts processing
  • Up to 2,000 characters per second
  • Line speeds up to 15 m/s
  1. Efficiency

  • Air-cooled laser system
  • High uptime
  • Almost zero maintenance
  1. Data Integrity

  • Tamper-proof AOP (Advanced Operator Program) for production data security and program version control
  • Laser-integrated vision system with OCV and code validation
  • Local (on the system) and decentral (on a local file server) storage of parameter and layout data.
  1. Compliance

  • Compliance with ISO 9001: 2015
  • Audit ready KANBAN system
  1. Laser Integrated Vision

  • Patented high-speed vision system IMP (Intelligent Mark Positioning) integrated in laser marking head
  • 4 pre-mounted, fully software controllable lightbars allowing for even illumination and reducing unwanted hot spot reflections
  • Pre- and post-mark inspection features ensure exceptional scrap reduction levels
  • Automatic mark alignment
  • Part validation prior marking
  • Pre-mark verification
  • Patent pending MOSAIC™ feature for fixtureless marking
  • Mark verification after marking
  • Code validation and OCV (Optical Character Verification) after marking

For information and full details of FOBA’s range of automotive industry laser marking solutions, please contact